October 19, 2019

Enabling My Movie Addiction

Boaz and his wife Adi.
My name is Boaz Hepner, and I’m a film-A-holic. I used to go to the movie theater and watch 150 movies each year (on average, yes I counted). These days with a full-time job as a nurse, a wife and a baby, I’m happy to break 100 each year, but trust me, I do everything in my power to make that a reality. Let me explain to you the awesome family dynamic I am somehow blessed to have:

After three weeks of not seeing any movies due to being in Israel (touring, seeing friends and family), I was going through withdrawal and sad about everything I was missing (I hadn’t even seen “Toy Story 4” yet!) so I asked my wife, Adi, the next time we could finally get to the movies. A few weeks went by, I managed to see two flicks with friends after work, but that’s not enough. Not nearly enough for this insane guy! Adi’s parents returned from Israel, got over their jet-lag, and everyone was ready to set up plans. So here was this week:

Sunday – 2 movies
Monday – 3 movies
Tuesday – 4 movies
Wednesday – 1 movie

That was 10 movies total in 4 days. All in the theater of course. Oh, and I didn’t even mention that Adi had a cold and weathered through it drinking hot tea during EVERY movie.

Wait, we have a kid? Good point. This happened thanks to my amazing in-laws Mark and Dale who watched Natalia for ALL of that. One of them was even on my mother-in-law’s BIRTHDAY!!!
Are you curious for an abridged rundown of what we saw? Sure!

1. “Angel Has Fallen” (Fun, predictable plot, but best of the series)
2. “Hobbs & Shaw” (Absurdist fun and funny)
3. “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” (Cute for kids, Adi was bored)
4. “Don’t Let Go” (Frequency meet grisly murders. Cool story)
5. “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” (Really fun and stylish)
6. “It: Chapter 2” (Yessssss. Excellent, better than first movie per Adi the Stephen King fanatic)
7. “Ready or Not” (hilarious gory horror satire)
8. “47 Meters Down: Uncaged” (throwaway okay fun, first way better)
9. “Toy Story 4” (Amaaaaaaazing series, love them all. Some twisted humor in this one that I adored)
10. “The Lion King” (Brought us back to Africa. Gorgeous. Nostalgia)

Now I’m back to work for an insane six days in a row of 12-hour nursing shifts, but as soon as they end next week, yep, more movies already planned w/ built-in babysitting. What an amazing family I am blessed to help enable my addiction!”


Boaz Hepner grew up in LA in Pico/Robertson and now lives here with his wife and baby girl. Thus, the neighborhood is very important to him. He helped clean up the area by adding the dozens of trash cans that can still be seen from Roxbury to La Cienega. When he is not working as Registered Nurse in Santa Monica, he can be found with his wife and daughter enjoying his passions: his multitude of friends, movies, poker and traveling.